Uruguayan star striker Luis Suarez is in hot water after he allegedly sunk his teeth into Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during their World Cup match. This is the third time Suarez has flashed his fangs during a match and could lead to him being banned from soccer for 24 months.
In light of this Crikey
has come up with a list of the most controversial incidents in World Cup history.
1962: The Battle of Santiago
The 1962 Chile v Italy match was described
by English sportscaster David Coleman as “the most stupid, appalling, disgusting an disgraceful exhibition of football, possibly in the history of the game”. The first foul was recorded within 12 seconds, and the police had to break up at least three fights throughout the game. In the 12th minute Giorgio Ferrini refused to walk off the field after being dismissed by the referee and had to be dragged off by police.
1982: Schumacher scandal